New and Updated PPOs: Ensure You Use Most Up-to-Date Versions

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New and Updated PPOs: Ensure You Use Most Up-to-Date Versions


The following new and revised/updated PPOs were made available for use on the PPO intranet site, during the month of January. Please ensure that all areas are using the most updated versions of the PPOs approved in our health region.

The new PPOs are as follows:

PP-594 Ectopic Gastric Mucosa (Meckel’s) Scan Nuclear Medicine Department

PP-599 Pediatric Intranasal Fentanyl

PP-600 Pediatric Asthma Treatment in Emergency Department

PP-602 Stillbirth

The revised or updated PPOs are as follows:

PP-020 Prostaglandin Induction

PP-228 Furosemide Renal Scan – Pediatrics

PP-264 Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic (EPAC)

PP-269 Medicine Admission Orders

PP-315 Adult Preparation for CT Examinations

PP-352 Sucrose 24% Oral Solution for Procedural Pain Management in Babies 27 Weeks Gestation or Greater (NICU/SCN)

PP-377 Opioid Naïve Adult Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) – name changed from STANDARD Adult PCA

PP-393 Structural Heart Intervention Post-Procedure

PP-404 Blood Borne Infection (HIV, HCV, HBV) Routine Testing, Critical Care

PP-435 Initial Adult Trauma Resuscitation For Use in Emergency Department

PP-437 Dopamine Continuous Infusion (for use in NICU only)

PP-456 Imminent Preterm Birth

PP-535 Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol

PP-572 Trans Arterial Chemoembolization – TACE Pre-Procedure Interventional Radiology

Deleted PPOs:

PP-036 Pre & Post-Operative TURP

PP-497 Ultrasound Guided Abdominal Biopsy Pre-Procedure (Replaced by PP-586)

PP-498 Ultrasound Guided Abdominal Biopsy Post-Procedure (Replaced by PP-578)

PPOs Made Available in February

The new PPOs are as follows:

PP-601 Ordering of Red Blood Cells

PP-603 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Pre-Procedure

PP-604 TAVI Post-Procedure CCU

PP-605 TAVI Transfer and Discharge

The revised or updated PPOs are as follows:

PP-045 Preoperative Dacryocystorhinostomy

PP-046 Postoperative Dacryocystorhinostomy

PP-409 Pulmonary Embolism Lysis with Hemodynamic Compromise

PP-448 Initiation of CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)

PP-450 CRRT Daily Orders

PP-596 Treatment of Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia (SAB)

Deleted PPOs:

PP-449 CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) Discontinuation

If your area is batch printing PPOs, it is important to take note of these, to ensure that old PPOs are removed and new ones are put in their place and are ready for use.

These, and all PPOs, may be found on the RQHR intranet PPO site: http://rqhweb/xpreprintedorders/ppohome.aspx

Submitted by:  Jillian Norlander, PPO Clinical Nurse Specialist